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. this is 9news now. he has been called the pioneer of modern day technology. the mastermind behind the way the world listens to music and surfs the web far from the desktop. >> but tonight former apple ceo steve jobs has died from
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pancreatic cancer and liver disease. we're live where fans are now mourning his death. ken. >> reporter: yes, anita. and mourning they ae . steve jobs health has been on the decline for several years now. it was in 2004 when he had the battle with pancreatic cancer. in 2009 he had his liver removed. take a look behind me at the apple store in georgetown. fans have come out and set up a makeshift vigil. many of the fans what they have been fearing tonight has become a reality. >> it's unfortunate. he was obviously brilliant and a great businessman. so it's a terrible loss. >> it's really upsetting. he brought us all these great products. >> reporter: sadness and disbelief outside te georgetown apple store was felt for this man, steve jobs. >> it's incredible with its multi-touch user face. >> reporter: the create er of apple and former -- the creator
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of apple and former ceo died wednesday night. he passed peacefully in the presence of his family. apple's website responded quickly to job's passing with an obituary on its front page. >> i think when you see one of these things, it's going to be blown away. >> reporter: he devoted his entire career to revolutionizing consumer gadgets from the iphone to the ipad. all of them created a cold following. apple dots considered him the biggest icon. >> he's definitely a trend setter. if you look at the ipad tablet, he was one of the pioneers. and look at all of the other companies like samsung, motorola, they have all followed him. >> it's shocking. >> reporter: despite the heavy hearts for apple fans, some are pointing out what they believe will be the inevitable thursday morning, a drop in apple stocks. earlier this year they surpassed those of exxon mobil to become
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the nation's most valuable company. but recently those same stocks took up to a 5% hit on tuesday when the iphone 4s was announced. now it will cause the stocks to dip even more. >> i would say 3 or 5% tomorrow. >> reporter: back out live here. another look at the side of the apple store. the window has become sort of a shrine to him. he was 56 years old. he leaves behind a wife, four kids and countless fans throughout the world. we're live in georgetown, ken molestina, 9news now. >> well, thanks, ken. joining me now is tom pevobar. he is a computer programmer specializing in design. he joins us now to talk about a sad day for you. the loss of steve jobs. >> it's a sad day. but he left at his peak. how often do you see people who go on for decades after
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everything is over. >> let's talk about what made him so special. what was it about this guy? >> well, i think it was his ability to see things very precisely. more precisely than what most people could see. and then insisting on getting it right. he had a reputation for being awful to work with because he would look at every single detail and send it right back. >> so those details are what ended up mattering to the consumer who bought his device and found it to be nearly flawless? >> yes. and simplicity. removing features. he was often criticized by computer pundits because the product didn't do this or didn't do that. and then we discovered that we didn't need this tore that. and what we did -- this or that. and what we did need the thing did. >> a lot of people say he was the man, the master of making us want or need something that we didn't know we needed. who knew they needed an ipod before he showed up with it? >> well, i knew. i was looking for an mp3 player for over a year before the ipod
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came out. and i'm looking at all of these things saying how can i work around these defects. and then that machine came out and there it was all the features i needed. no manual. i picked it up. it was obvious how to run it. simplicity of function and getting it right and getting it exactly the way people need it. >> so what happens to apple now now that their guru is gone? >> that's tough. i don't know how good a manager he was and how good a structure he was able to build up. certainly apple has the resources. and they've hired the best. and they should be able to go on. there is many years of product in the pipeline that they'll be developing. so we really won't know for a few years. >> but there is only one steve jobs. >> unfortunately, yes. when people say is the ceo of the company worth anything? why are they paying the
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tremendous salaries? i don't see why. but with this guy, it was obvious. >> thank you tonight. we appreciate your time. >> thank you. news of job's death spread like wildfire across facebook and twitter. on our wusa9.com facebook page, more than 100 people posted condolences. now, twitter nearly shut down with all of the tweeting of the news at one point. time magazine tweeted out bill gates as saying i will miss steve immensely. president obama posted this. rest in peace, steve jobs. from all of us, thank you for the work you made possible every day, including ours. and talk show hostess ellen degeneres tweeted this out, i just finished my show and i have --. you can share your thoughts at our website or go to our facebook page and click there as well. and tonight we go to prince george's county where police are warning women who walk to the
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suitland metro they could become the target of a serial rapist. two women, in fact, have been attacked in the last eight days. gary nurenberg is live there with the details. gary. >> reporter: derek, each woman was a costed by a gunman here in the 4700-block of silver hill road. >> the first thing in the morning people traveling to the metro station. >> it's kind of scary because i often walk to the metro in the morning. and usually around 7:00 a.m. . >> reporter: the first attack was at 5:30 a.m. on september 27th. the second attack was at 6:45 on tuesday morning. and although the man was armed, the victim managed to pull away as he tried to pull her. it worked for her. the question is whether that's wise when you're dealing with an armed attacker. >> and that's a very tough call to make. we would like to believe that we can be there to protect them. sometimes the choice has to be made individually. >> reporter: baxter suggests doing what these two commuters
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do. travel together. >> i'm shocked. that's something you don't think about when you're going to work that you're going to get mugged or sexually assault. you're just not prepared for that. >> reporter: are you going to act differently now? >> well, luckily we're walking together. and that's what we normally try to do. walk in groups. and just be aware of your surroundings. >> i'm always on guard. i don't trust anyone. especially with the time changing. it gets dark earlier. i always watch my surroundings. >> reporter: smart stay police. and if you have to be alone. >> be on the phone talking to someone who can respond if you need help. >> reporter: police are not completely convinced it's the same attacker, but in each case he's described as a darkly compleks black male between 5'5" and 5'6". police say if you know anything call them. and they urge pedestrians here to be careful. derek and anita >> always a good warning. tomorrow the jury reconvenes in the trial of a woman charged with throwing her 2-year-old
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granddaughter after a bridge at tyson's corner mall. the jury got the case late today. carmello dela rosa pleaded not guilty. she suffered from severe mental illness and the day of the incident she didn't understand what she was doing. prosecutors say she did know right from wrong and now the jury has to decide. a major communication breakdown leads to murder. tonight the sheriff's department is trying to figure out how a man wanting for assault was let free to kill. they came to the home to d'angelo walker to serve him an order of protection after the neighbor complained he felt threatened by the 25-year-old. after that time walker also had a warrant out for his arrest for second degree assault. but for some reason, the deputies did not pick him up. police say just hours after that, he shot and killed the man in capitol heights. >> it's possible, though, that had he been arrested on that outstanding warrant for the assault that he might not have been able to allegedly kill a
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manet few hours later. -- a man a few hours later. it is possible. >> the prince george's county police department says the case is under investigation. walker is being held without bond charged with first degree murder. you've heard of folks defending their home with a variety of weapons, but what about a musical instrument? this is what went down last weekend in manassas. shawn now being hailed as a guitar hero after he fought off a drunk home invader with an acoustic guitar. but why the choice of weapon? >> it was the first thing i picked up because it was right next to my chair. i pishd him out the door -- pushed him out the door. >> i thought it was pretty funny. >> i would have picked a bat. that's just me. >> well, the bat sounds better, i guess, in a way. but the guitar did just fine. 32-year-old john mayhew was arrested and taken to the hospital with his wounds. he's facing a whole slew the charges.
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stress is now the most common reason workers will take off work. >> it causes back problem and strokes. now they're calling it the black death of the 21st century as brittany morehouse reports it's a catch 22 because often it's work that causes the stress that hinders our performance on the job. ♪ under pressure >> reporter: two words added to music that keep your fingers clicking. but added to real life, they just may make you think of a clicking keyboard ♪ under pressure >> if you don't have a good handle to deal with your stress, it can make you physically incapable of going on with your day low activity. >> reporter: this doctor knows about stress from research and experience. >> i'm always thinking of ways i could have done it better. >> reporter: she's not surprised that stress is the top thing for workplace sickness. it also reports the most common cause of stress is work. >> let me know. >> reporter: and no industry is exempt
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. even as i filed this report, i can see it in our newsroom where journalists will tell you it changes depending on the time of the day. >> and we're not alone. it seems every industry has its stressful crunch time. for us it's deadline. for the restaurant industry, it's dinner. >> we're running back and forth. sometimes forgetting an order you meant to send earlier. so all hell breaks loose. >> reporter: six years of serving tables will give you this stress level. >> between 1 and 10 probably like a 15. >> reporter: and speaking of numbers, i get a lot of them when i pass out mayo clinic's stress test. the final result. stress is close to a high level. in here not much better. and here we actually see the lowest stress numbers or maybe says one surgeon and father that's for a good reason. >> you have to realize there are some people who are going to kind of downplay the degree of their stress, especially if it's on camera and broadcast to the world. >> reporter:
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that's right. ♪ under pressure ♪ >> reporter: brittany morehouse, 9news now. >> cool in front of the camera. now, the report lists the most common causes of stress is an excessive workload, the management style of a boss and restructuring in the workplace. that stresses people out. problems at home rank fourth on this list. topper. well, we have stress-free weather. at least for a little while. we'll show you the wakeup weather. very nice. by tomorrow morning, upper 40s to low 50s. in the 50s by 9:00. cool but pretty much pure sunshine. we'll come back and talk about what a back door cold front means to thursday, friday and the weekend. still ahead tonight, caught on tape. a collision that redefines the phrase hang on to your seat. plus a last resort for those hoping for a few more good days. a promising tool in the fight against cancer coming up.
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. the guessing game is over. sarah palin will not be running for president. the former gop and vice president has been teasing us for months thinking she might make a run for the white house. but she said her family played a
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big part in her decision, and family comes first. tomorrow a protest that could draw thousands of people to our city to join a growing movement that started in new york with the so-called occupy wall street demonstration. tomorrow's protest march will start at freedom plaza and work its way over to the headquarters of the u.s. chamber of commerce. organizers expect people from all walks of life. firefighters, students, telephone workers, all demanding a check on what they call corporate greed and a more equal distribution of the wealth. in tonight's health alert, more than 240,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. for many, the cancer can be surgically removed and otherwise treated. but then there are the advanced cases with no cure. tonight a vaccine to help give more good days to those guys. >> i feel good. it's just a couple weeks ago that i was back home in idaho and we did a trip down the
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river. and i paddled the whole way. >> and phil wants to keep feeling good, even as he battles an aggressive form of prostate cancer. diagnosed in april of 2002, his cancer isn't ever going away. >> this cancer really doesn't have a cure. >> but the active outdoors man thinks of himself as a "healthy person" who happens to have cancer. an he's been searching for a treatment that won't keep him down. his oncologist told him about a new vaccine. >> this is a nice therapy because rather than being a therapy that bombards the cancer and unfortunately the rest of the body like chemotherapy would do, this one really is using the tools of the patient's own immune system to actually fight and kill the cancer cells. >> the therapy is a three-part process and right now patients only get one shot at it.
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>> the immune cells are collected, you go to the laboratory where they're activated against a certain protein produced by the cancer cell fused to another protein that helps to activate the immune system. this then activates the immune cells that we've delivered to the laboratory. they're now activated against prostate cancer. we then infuse them back into the patient within a couple of days. >> phil has finished up the third infusion with few side effects. he'll now continue to be monitor and hope it will help his own body keep the cancer from spreading. >> that's the whole ball game here. slow the time bomb down. >> and just keep going. it costs almost $95,000 for that entire cycle you saw there. but it is often covered by medicare and most private insurance companies, though some patients have to advocate to get it. we also have a special programming note. this saturday at 9:00 p.m., we're airing a one hour health special cutting edge beating
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breast and prostate cancer to look at the newest ways to fight both of those diseases. caught on tape, a good reason to hang on tight. surveillance cameras captured the action from all angles when a light rail train collided with a dump truck. wow. that is downtown houston. look at the passenger. >> ou. >> oh, my goodness. they're just thrown all over the place. can you believe it? no serious injuries. investigators say the truckdriver is at fault. he ran a red light. >> wow. >> wow. talk about an impact. >> talk about caught on tape. >> yes. >> everything is on tape. >> these days it is. >> you better be careful. >> yes. you never know. all right. 74 today. average is 73. we finally got to average. we're going to try to keep it there for a while. let's start with temperature. it's cool but not crazy controlled. i mean, low -- crazy cold. i mean low 60s. 55 in gaithersburg. leesburg. frederick checking in at 50. more like 52. 57 at andrews and 55 down in fredericksburg. so we're looking at really a
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nice stretch here. now, here is the deal. it will be cooler but nice tomorrow. back door front goes through tonight. it will turn milder very quickly on friday. it will be nice friday night and a spectacular weekend. i'm going to go ahead and on a wednesday go ahead and just say that. it's going to be a spectacular weekend. it will help us forget last weekend. as bad as last weekend was, that's how nice it's going to be this weekend. overnight clear skies. chilly. lows 46-54. winds will turn northeasterly at ten once the back door front goes through. now, tomorrow morning, sunny with a chilly start. grab your glasses, sunglasses that is. 40s and 50s. it will warm up to 50s and 60s after 9:00. fairly rapidly. winds northeasterly at ten. and then by afternoon, the winds die down. sunny and pleasant. a little cooler. but still a pretty nice day. high temperatures 65-70. and with light winds, it's going to feel closer to 70. in some areas i think it actually will hit 70s.
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down towards arlington, springfield, fort belvoir probably 70. 68 in bowie. 69 at andrews. southern maryland down in charles county 70. but more than likely upper 60s in fairfax and reston. still a beautiful day. 67 in middleburg. so we'll break it down for you. you need a jacket to start. a light jacket. and then your shades. we're looking at temperatures mid 40s to mid 50s at 7:00. so the high schoolers have it kind of on the chilly side. nice by noon. temperatures in the 60s with sunshine and then 65-70. a little bit cooler than today. a little bit cooler than average. but still a fantastic day. now, the next three days, notice it gets milder on friday. pure sun. 72. pure sun on saturday. we're going to be flirting with 80 degrees by saturday. next seven days, if we don't make 80 on saturday, we will on sunday. low 80s on sunday. low 80s for columbus day. and we're talking kind of in the weather hardly a cloud in the
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sky. on tuesday partly cloudy. temperatures still around 80. and then wednesday because it's so warm, a cold front will approach and that will trigger actually showers and perhaps some thunderstorms. we haven't talked about thunderstorms in a couple of weeks. and temperatures around 75. so that might make us forget last weekend. what do you think? >> let it go. >> off the hook. >> you got it. >> okay. brett haber is uports stay with us.
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beef ribs are not as good as pork ribs, but beef ribs are still better than no ribs. [ laughing ] >> that's good. i'm glad we're clear on that. >> the easiest job in america has to be the pitching coach for phillies. you pretty much just give them the ball and drink coffee all night. tonight it would be olswalls turn with just one loss. perhaps ribs were his pregame meal. a chance to clinch for the phillies but he was not his usual self. cards lead 3-2 in the 4th. then in the 6th it would be the
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same man. frees taking olswalls deep. two-run shot. there will be a game five on friday. switching gears, redskins are now off for the buy week, but you can't go a day anymore without a redskins line backer winning some kind of award. tiger woods isn't winning, but he is getting paid again. the former number one has signed his first major endorsement deal since the first scandal two years ago. he signed with rolex. it is believed to be lucrative and long-term. six years ago today a 20-year-old kid named alex ovechkin made his debut. he scored two goals tonight. no doubt a stanley cup would soon follow. the thing is, six years later it hasn't followed. caps have been good, for sure, winning their division a number of times. winning the president's trophy. but when it comes to the playoffs, like the fans in la,
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they exit early. they enter the season with the cup on their mind. >> i think expectations are big. but it's a good thing. we're going to rel itch that and do the -- relish that and do the little things right. >> all right. we hope so. time to cast your vote for -- it's dark. dr. fill is here phil is here. [ laughing ] >> i did that one already. why don't we go to the kicker. i'll sing a shoe. all right. we're back -- we're never going to have time. look. they're biking on lake michigan in chicago. and this is related to sports. because, look, the wind is up, which it often is in chicago, and the lake is wiping out bikers. >> wow. >> i'm just saying if you're going to go biking in michigan when the wind is up, go inland. do you know what i'm saying. >> oh. >> that can be dangerous. >> or wear a skew ba suit. >> it -- scuba suit.
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>> chicago too windy, too flat and now too wet. >> that from a biker who would know.
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i'm absolutely sure it's baby back ribs. >> the pork ribs are better. >> it continues. the rib debate. good night, everybody. that's 9news for tonight. letterman is next. ♪
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